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    What replacement tube do you use/recommend?

    For those of you that ride the 4.7 tires (Surly Big Fat Larry etc.), what replacement inner tube do you use/carry as your spare? I'm not quite ready to go tubeless. Care to share your recommendations on a replacement tube?

    The Surly light 3.0 - 4.0?
    Other?

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    Q-tubes 2.3-2.7?

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    Is this large enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb2b View Post
    Is this large enough?
    something about bursting bubbles comes to mind
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    I use and carry the Surly 3.0 - 4.0. I thought I heard that narrower tubes wouldn't work well when riding the real low pressures, since the tube never reaches it's full shape. I ride a Moonlander, so I don't expect the bike to be as light or ride anything like a CF frame/wheel setup.
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    I've been running 26x2.4 trek presto tubes for three seasons now, LML/nates up to clown shoe/bud, not a single flat and only 201 grams each!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowtiguy View Post
    I've been running 26x2.4 trek presto tubes for three seasons now, LML/nates up to clown shoe/bud, not a single flat and only 201 grams each!
    bowtiguy, that's good to hear. What's the lowest pressure you run with these? I might have to try them at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb2b View Post
    Is this large enough?
    We still talking about tubes?

    Yup, large enough and even gets soft when you need it to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Q-tubes 2.3-2.7?
    I've used them in BFL's with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marathon marke View Post
    bowtiguy, that's good to hear. What's the lowest pressure you run with these? I might have to try them at some point.
    I don't have a gauge but I'd say down to 4-5 psi, I put lots o baby powder on them prior to install so they don't hang up if the tire slips on the rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb2b View Post
    ...I'm not quite ready to go tubeless...
    What?

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    I have not flatted on the fatbike yet (3rd winter), so I can only comment that the original Surly tubes are bulkier than I want to carry on recreational rides for this low risk of flats.

    But I see Surly now has an "ultralite" fat tube alternative....

    Universal Cycles -- Surly Ultralight Fat Bike Light Tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    I have not flatted on the fatbike yet (3rd winter), so I can only comment that the original Surly tubes are bulkier than I want to carry on recreational rides for this low risk of flats.

    But I see Surly now has an "ultralite" fat tube alternative....

    Universal Cycles -- Surly Ultralight Fat Bike Light Tube
    At 310g that isn't really "light" and at $20 a pop, it ain't cheap either. At least it's reliable?

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